Taking To The World Stage - Winners in the Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships
We are very proud and excited to announce a truly sparkling end to the year, with our first vintage ‘White From Black’ winning a Silver award in the Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships 2020, the most respected and rigorous international sparkling wine competition in the world.
Having released our first vintage of English Sparkling Wine at the unlikely time of the country’s first lockdown in April of this year, this proved a blessing, with people from the local, surrounding towns being the first to try the wine. We couldn’t have asked for a more fantastic response; The 2018 ‘White From Black’ proved extremely popular with you - our loyal local fan-base. This first vintage received recognition in the Wine GB Awards back in August, and has now taken this one step further, with success in the Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships 2020. This places it not only as one of the best sparkling wines in this country, but sitting proudly amongst the best sparkling wines in the world.
As well as a significant achievement for us, we are spurred on by the prestige and possibility this award brings to English Wine producers as a whole. English sparkling wines came in 3rd on the national leaderboard, biting at the heels of the Italian and French. It’s exciting to see the profile of English Sparkling Wine being deservedly elevated, and we are proud to be a part of making this happen. It is a long journey, but we want to continue to raise the bar and bring you the best sparkling wines in the world, made right here in the Garden Of England.
We want to take this opportunity to thank you all for your unwavering support since we opened our winery doors back in April of this year. We can not express how grateful we are for all the love and encouragement you have given us, which has allowed us to dream big and achieve such accolades this year.